May 16, 2022

Publishers Lunch Releases Two New Buzz Books With Pre-Pub Exceprts From 50+ Forthcoming Titles (Free)

More than 50 excerpts in two Buzz Books that you can download for free. 2014 marks the first time a buzz book devoted to only young adult material is available.

What will you find in Buzz Books (Fall/Winter 2014)?

Here’s a preview from Publisher’s Lunch.

Highly-anticipated debuts include multi-generational family epic We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas, featured on BEA’s own “buzz books” editors panel alongside another highly-touted debut set for publication in over 30 countries, Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist. We have Nayomi Munaweera’s novel longlisted for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, and Audrey Magee’s The Undertaking, already shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize in Fiction.

Well-established authors such as Tana French, Marlon James, John Scalzi and W. Bruce Cameron are represented with new work, as are excerpts from the last books in two popular series from Lev Grossman and Deborah Harkness.

Our largest selection yet of new nonfiction is jammed with celebrities—Alan Cumming, Billy Idol, and Neil Patrick Harris—as well as investment star, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. And there are penetrating real-life stories, from Pulitzer-winning journalist Matt Richtel on the darker side of what our technology is doing to us, and Morten Storm’s personal journey inside al Qaeda and the CIA.

Direct to Buzz Books 2014 Homepage (Includes Link to Browse Titles)

Download this buzz book (free) from Amazon, iBookstore/Apple, Nook/Barnes & Noble and Kobo.


and in the new Buzz Books 2014: Young Adult

Excerpts you can read right now include new work from established giants of the field (Ellen Hopkins; Garth Nix; Scott Westerfeld), authors best-known for their adult books (Carl Hiaasen; Michael Perry; Ben Tripp; Meg Wolitzer), and genuine newsmakers—including the first of James Frey’s attention-getting Endgame trilogy, which will include interactive elements developed in association with Google’s Niantic Labs.

You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here—dystopian, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, humor, literary and more — and you will even find some works for tweens and middle-grade readers (Vivian Apple and the End of the World, The Zoo at the Edge of the World, and Rogue Knight. As always, many are sure to make bestseller and “best of” lists.

Direct to Buzz Books 2014 Young Adult Homepage (Includes Link to Browse Titles)

Download the buzz book (free) from Amazon, iBookstore/Apple, Google Play, Nook/Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.


About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.